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Greenpeace Says It’s Blocking Iron Shipments in Brazil

May 26, 2012

Greenpeace activists have occupied cranes in the Brazilian port of Sao Luis to stop a shipment of pig iron in a protest against an amnesty for illegal loggers in the Amazon jungle, the environmental pressure group said today.

Greenpeace boat the Rainbow Warrior has also pulled alongside an iron-carrying cargo ship, the Clipper Hope, in the protest, Greenpeace said in an e-mail. While Brazil’s new forest code was partially vetoed by President Dilma Rousseff yesterday, it retains a measure to forgive farmers for illegal land clearing.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jason Webb in London at jwebb25@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dick Schumacher at dschumacher@bloomberg.net


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